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Ellen Donaldson, M.H.R., LMFT, LADC

Marriage & Family Therapist

330 W. Gray, #100-6C, Norman, Oklahoma

I believe in taking a holistic approach to counseling. Since most issues are interrelated, positive change in one area begins a ripple effect of change in others.

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Norman, Oklahoma is a great place for families with children and teenagers of all ages to settle down. Regardless of age, there truly is something nearby for everyone within the family. Make your way to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History for an educational experience like no other. Be sure to visit the hands-on room designed with children in mind.1 Then make your way to the Thunderbird Riding Stables for a horseback trail ride like you have never experienced before. Call ahead of time to make reservations for your entire family. Another great attraction your children and teenagers will love is the Little River Zoo. Here you can explore wildlife in simulated environments. The city's Hollywood Theater 14 is a great place to watch newly released family-friendly films. Be sure to grab popcorn as you make your way to your seats to make this outing complete.

Mental Health in Norman

Children between the ages of 13 and 17 who are in the midst of a mental health crisis can seek help at the Children's Recovery Center in Norman. The center provides stabilization services for emotional, behavioral, or substance abuse issues. Intervention services include support groups, while medication management is also available if deemed necessary. No child is turned away, regardless of the family's ability to pay. For additional information, call 405-364-9004.2

With many casinos in the Norman area, compulsive gambling can become a problem for some of the city's residents. Fortunately, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services offers information and resources for individuals who suffer from pathological or other gambling disorders. For 24-hour assistance and access to services, call 1-800-522-4700.3

Calm Waters offers various support groups for grief-stricken children and adults in the Norman area. Bereaved adults can enroll in the Grief Support Group, which meets on a weekly basis for sixteen weeks. A separate young adults group is offered as well, and meets twice weekly. This group is open, so members can come and go as they please, although attendance for at least eight groups is recommended. Both groups are offered free of charge. To register, call 405-841-4800.4

Current Initiatives

The University of Oklahoma Women's Outreach Center is committed to raising awareness of women's issues on campus and in the community of Norman. The organization engages in outreach programs to address body image issues and promote healthy eating habits to reduce the incidence of eating disorders among young women. Improving relationships is another focus of the Women's Outreach Center. Outreach workers provide advocacy services for women that have been abused or neglected. Educational programs also seek to inform the community about dating violence that occurs in the area and equip community members with information to keep themselves safe.5


References

1. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. (2017). Exhibits. Retrieved from http://www.snomnh.ou.edu/exhibits/
2. Children's Crisis Centers. (2017). Children's Recovery Center. Retrieved from http://ok.gov/odmhsas/Mental_Health_/Crisis_Services/Childrens_Crisis_Centers/
3. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. (2017). Problem and Compulsive Gambling Addiction. Retrieved from http://ok.gov/odmhsas/Substance_Abuse/Problem_and_Compulsive_Gambling_Addiction/index.html
4. Calm Waters. (2017). Free Support Groups. Retrieved from http://calmwaters.org/services/
5. University of Oklahoma. (2016). Women's Outreach Center. Retrieved from http://www.ou.edu/content/studentlife/diverse_communities/woc/programs.html

Norman is located in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. It has a land area of 178.76 square miles and a water area of 10.64 square miles.  The population of Norman is 120,284 people with 44,911 households and a median annual income of $51,491. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Norman is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Norman therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility